Washington, DC

Location: Wharf DC, Washington, DC
Date: October 2017

This might be the first time I’ve posted a photo the same day I took it. I just acquired a new camera, and Washington, DC, just acquired a new neighbor, Wharf DC. I worked across the street from this development for 11 years, and it used to be a creepy, ghetto place with creepy nightclubs and questionable restaurants on a really disgusting waterfront. Now, it’s a destination. This is what used to be the view out of my office, which is now blocked by high rises.

I am super impressed with this camera (Nikon D500). I’ve done absolutely nothing to this photo, and I love how it captures the light. Needless to say, I’ll be having some fun with this guy on my upcoming travels!

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Monument Valley, Utah

Location: Monument Valley, Utah
Date: February 2017

I took a new job in February 2016, and it’s been phenomenal for my travel schedule! When we hosted a conference in Scottsdale, Arizona, I knew I’d be taking some additional time to explore an area of the country I’ve yet to really see. Additionally, I just needed some personal time to be outside, away from my phone, and to get my head straight. So obviously, a trip through northern Arizona and southern Utah was in order.

Just across the Utah border is Monument Valley. It might look familiar if you’ve ever watched a John Wayne movie as the location was the setting for many western films. Personally, I just loved this area for how different it is from the East Coast. And one of my favorite things to do is hop in a car and explore. This area was perfect for that.

Utah Monuments Valley February 2017

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Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.

Location: Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.
Date: July 2016

Home, sweet home.

When I first arrived in Washington, D.C., in 2005, I accidentally missed the exit for my new apartment and suddenly found myself heading straight into D.C., looking right at the Lincoln Memorial. It was as if the city was welcoming me to my new home. And over the course of 12 years, the Lincoln Memorial has remained a special place. This venerable memorial has seen me meet new friends, say goodbye to good ones, and introduce old friends to its lovely and now familiar columns. On days I bike to work, I enjoy the morning peacefulness of this end of the Mall and then cringe as it has filled with tourists by day’s end.

Day or night, this is one of my favorite memorials in the city. It’s hard not to take a bad photo here. It’s also the first place I went to try out my new wide angle lens. I think she does alright as a test subject!

DC Lincoln Memorial July 2016

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